Editorial Review / Publisher's Information:
This is the updated reprint of The Bronze Coinage of Great Britain (2nd edition, 1985). It is the most complete reference work published for pennies, halfpennies and farthings, from the introduction of British bronze coinage in 1860, the year in which the popular and well-known Victorian 'bun' head issues appeared, up to and including the decimal coins of today. Full descriptions and over 280 detailed photographs make identification of every known variety simple.
Not only are all currency issues listed, but also every type of variety of patterns, proofs and other trial strikings- those extremely rare coins incorporating designs never adopted as currency.
An additional feature, seldom covered in catalogues, is the vital Valuations List. This has been completely updated to reflect the current market values and answer the question most collectors ask: 'What is my coin worth?'